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Welcome to Team Falcon

Staff in our class are

  • Ms Thompson – Teacher
  • Mrs Harris – HLTA/TA

 During the week with have the following activities…

  • Daily literacy and maths lessons
  • Daily guided and whole class reading lessons
  • Daily spelling lessons.
  • Times tables rockstars, numbergym and IXL maths practise.
  • Enrichment afternoons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. During this time the children will take part in Music, Spanish, PE, Computing, RE and PSHE lessons.
  • History, Geography, Art and Topic lessons will take place on a Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
  • Science will take place on a Friday afternoon before our celebration assembly.

Reading – Reading remains core to all learning and is used to drive our topic. We shall be doing this though our class novels of ‘Kiss the Dust’, ‘A Story Like the Wind’ and a selection of poetry and non-fiction texts.  Children take part in whole class guided reading and additional adult-led group reading sessions during the week.

Home reading books are available from the school and can be changed by the children at any time.  Reading is part of your child’s homework and they have a challenge to read at least five times a week. Please, would you listen to your child read so that you can ask him/her questions and help them improve their understanding and fluency?  We would be grateful if you could then write a note in their planner to say they have read to you.

Recommended reads linked to topic:

  • After Tomorrow
  • The Boy at the Back of the Class
  • Eleventh Trade
  • Floodlands
  • The Unforgotten Coat
  • Wind Singer
  • Shadow

Homework – Children will be expected to show that they have read for at least 20 minutes from Mondays to Friday. They can either ask an adult to sign that they have read or write a summary sentence to show their understanding in their reading record.

Spellings – Each child has a personalised spelling list which will be practised and tested in class. 

Class Newsletters:

Autumn Newsletter

Useful websites to help your child:

  •  Spellzone- https://www.spellzone.com/login/login.cfm Your child has their own personal login and can access tasks set in class or set up and practise and test their own spellings taken from their personalised lists in school. 
  • Numbergym- Table trainer- Bond builder- Mental Maths Challenge. Each child has their own login and can work through the various levels at their own pace according to their ability. The children access this in class and it is tracked. https://fusion.webfusion-secure.co.uk/~numbergym.co.uk/hosting/NG/NGSMenu/NGSmenu_HTML5.html
  • Children have access to a  personalised, adaptive maths resource which covers all essential skills for year 6. This is used to reinforce learning from the classroom and provide ongoing practice throughout the year. https://uk.ixl.com/
  • Times Table rockstars – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student Each child has their own login and can practise their tables and challenge and battle their friends whilst learning their times tables.

 If you have any queries about anything that is happening in class, please pop in to see us. Hopefully, we will be able to help you then or arrange a time when we can discuss any issues with you that will need longer time.

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